If we are to achieve a sustainable future, as outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role of business will be critical. In fact, if viewed in the right way, achieving the SDGs presents huge market opportunities for businesses.
But what needs to change if business is to grasp these opportunities? Project Breakthrough has been interviewing leading innovators, from both big and small companies, to answer that question. One theme kept emerging from these conversations: that buinsess leaders need to start thinking differently. They need a new mindset.
We have synthesised the different characteristic that they claim form this new, breakthrough mindset into a short film. Volans and the UN Global Compact are now working with Global Compact members to nurture these characteristics within their company.
With thanks to our interviewees:
Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia
Robbie Schingler, Planet
Josh Tetrick, JUST
Francesco Starace, Enel Group
Zenia Tata, XPRIZE
Erin Meezan, Interface
Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE
Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown
Andrew McAfee, MIT
Peter Diamandis, Singularity University
Patrick Thomas, Covestro
Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise
Jessi Baker, Provenance
Sacha Romanovitch, Grant Thornton
Video produced by Atlas of the Future